Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Covers of two resources for WASH in Schools produced with UNICEF

Assessment of WASH in Schools programs in Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

29 May 2020

Over the last few years, UNICEF Pacific has adopted the WASH in Schools Three Star Approach to improve WASH in schools and build the capacity of children, teachers and communities in becoming agents of change…

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Boy and girl looking at reusable sanitary pad

Men and boys advocate for menstruation management in their school

27 May 2020

In the space of 12 months, Mr Matia has worked hard to create a supportive environment for girls in the school.  The school now sells sanitary pads at the school canteen and emergency pads are available at the school office. The school toilet facilities were repaired and bins are now provided in the toilets for safe disposal of pads.

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Woman and man with hygiene kit for Cyclone Harold response

Responding with Care to Cyclone Harold and COVID-19

18 May 2020

Live & Learn Solomon Islands has partnered with Care Australia for COVID-19 awareness and Tropical Cyclone Harold disaster recovery. Managing the two issues in tandem has meant improved sanitation and hygiene practices are being enforced in the areas affected by the cyclone. So far the activities done with Care include the distribution of soap and boxes of hygiene kits to eight communities.

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Man standing next to COVID-19 education posters in PNG

Preventing COVID-19 spread in New Ireland, PNG

18 May 2020

In New Ireland Province Live & Learn has implemented COVID-19 training for eight schools, including establishing basic hand-washing facilities and providing soap. Awareness materials have been distributed around the capital Kavieng, at the local post office, police station, airport and in almost every shop in town. Posters and stickers were printed locally and 7 large banners have been displayed that discuss the importance of handwashing and social distancing. Live & Learn PNG has also been active on Facebook as part of this process, reaching more than 14,000 people with COVID-19 messages. 

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Two people from a Pacific Island standing 1.5m apart

COVID-19 Hygiene Promotion Resources

8 April 2020

Now available – posters and social media materials for COVID 19 hygiene promotion in the South Pacific

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Examples of Live & Learn COVID19 Hygiene Promotion resources for South Pacific

COVID 19 Hygiene Promotion Resources for the South Pacific

8 April 2020

This resource is a collection of health promotion posters for the South Pacific to share messages concerning safe practices to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Live & Learn has a strong history of implementing water, sanitation and hygiene projects and these…

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Boy washing his hands with soap at new facility in his school in Solomon Islands

World Water Day: Improved water management at Aruligo School

20 March 2020

World Water Day 2020 is highlighting water and climate change. We are sharing the story of improved water management at Aruligo Seventh-day Adventist Primary School in the Solomon Islands. 

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Child filling water bottle from tap

School Water Safety and Security Toolkit published

13 February 2020

Download our practical toolkit for schools that teaches children about the importance of safe drinking water, protecting water catchments, safe water storage and climate change.

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Cover of school WASH operation and maintenance guide

School’s guide to Operation and Maintenance published

11 February 2020

Our resource for school WASH committees to effectively manage operation and maintenance of their water and sanitation facilities is available to download.

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